Scott Graves is the Director of the Center for Conservation for The Florida Aquarium. Prior to this role, he was a senior biologist and aquaculture farm manager for the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory for 14 years. Scott has spent the majority of his career supporting the aquaculture industry in Florida, which includes spawning novel freshwater and marine species and working with ex-situ Caribbean coral culture.
Currently, Scott’s work with the Center for Conservation focuses in three main areas – Ex-situ culture and reproduction in ESA listed Caribbean corals, sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation, and sand tiger shark reproduction. Graves’ professional career has taken him all over the world, most recently to Cuba, assisting the National Aquarium of Cuba with the installation of an in situ coral nursery.